Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published May 11th 2011
You may think that you would have to leave the actual City area of New York City in order to find camping stores but that isn't true. There are several stores in the City; a couple even have more than one location, so you can visit the one nearest you.
All of them will have the equipment you will need to camp out in one of New York's state parks or any of the camping areas close to New York City. If you're visiting from out of town and need supplies, you can find them at any of the stores listed below.
This is one of the stores that has two locations—one at 611 Broadway (at Houston Street to be exact) and another one at 20 W. 61st Street (between Broadway and Columbus.) You can find camping gear from such name brand manufacturers as Black Diamond, The North Face, and others. You can be sure that the equipment you buy from Eastern Mountain Sports will be right for you. And, with two locations to serve you, you should have no problem finding what you need.
Galaxy Army Navy also has two locations in New York City. One is at 859 6th Avenue; the other one is at 124 W. 30th Street. Both locations have any type of camping gear you can imagine. The majority of it is military surplus, so you know it's going to be of good quality. You can find tents, sleeping bags, cots, and blankets for your comfort, cooking accessories for your eating needs, and safety supplies such as water purifiers, first aid kits, and even mosquito netting to keep the bugs away.
Located at 21 Park Place, New York City, the owners of this store will help you ensure that you have everything you need for your camping excursion before you leave the store. They have received dealer training, so they can tell you exactly how different items work or should be used, as well as which ones are best suited for your needs. The store also prides itself on having the most recent equipment. You don't have to worry about getting outdated or obsolete stuff for which there may be no replacement parts.